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Friday, June 14, 2013

Fathers Day Tutorial Kraftyhands, DOH

you know what The day I was supposed to post this, The boys were on Craft Clinic, and I have just realised it didnt post! DOH!!


Well here's my Tutorial for the fathers Day card I created for my Dad. There is actually a story behind this card, as my Dad took me on the Flying Scotsman when I was a mid teenager, so for us this image has significance.
What I used:
Golden Age of Steam CD rom Kraftyhands,
A3 plain white card stock.
Adirondak Lettuce
2 sheets  of A4 pearlised light green card stock
Foam pads, 2 mm and 4mm.
Zing cutting machine.
Collal all purpose glue.
Katy-Sue You're Fabulous stamp.

Firstly print off the A5 card set, one of the backing sheets, and a portrait insert.

I cut my embellishments on my Zing, and then cut the decoupage and border strop, and trimmed the backing sheet. Please note, I changed my mind close to the finish, and didnt use the Buffit for my sentiment!

Next I used the Adirondack on some cotton wool to blend around the edges, and fold line. I scored the A3 at 21cm, then 10.5 cm on my Hougie.

Then I glued the mat and backing sheet into place using Collal All Purpose Glue.

I used the 4mm foam pads to mount the main image to the Wheel mat.

Then used the 2 mm foam pads for the Train Decoupage, so that there is some difference between the layers.

The final step was to add the cut out, insert plaque, border strip and sentiment. The border strip has been mounted onto 4mm foam pads to make the stopper for the card.
Lastly I changed my mind about what to stamp the sentiment in, and Switched to the Adirondak Lettuce ink I had used to blend the edges with.

And here's the finished card, all ready now for Fathers day, then a week later its Dad's Birthday! Yes I was one of those unfortunate children, whose mothers birthday was mid March, right on the UK Mothering Sunday mark, and Dad was Fathers day, so they got 2 bites of the cherry each, so I always have to get good pressies for them, some times even better than good! A bunch of flowers doesnt quite do it really, sigh!


Andree said...

A wonderful card Lou and a great way to bring back happy memories. I love the cut-outs x

Linda Simpson said...

Tut tut LOL :) A fabulous tutorial as always Lou.

Linda xxx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Perfect masculine creation Lou.
cheers Shirley-anne